- Adam Sandler set to stat in 'Hustle' which will be produced by LeBron James.
Netflix is getting a new movie with a heavy hitter pair. Adam Sandler will be starring in Hustle from We the Animals director Jeremiah Zagar. LeBron James will produce the movie.
Writers Taylor Materne and Will Fetters have penned the script. Sandler’s Happy Madison, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment will also be producing.
The story will center around Sandler’s character who is an American basketball scout who, after being unjustly fired, discovers a talented player abroad and decides to bring him to the U.S. to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.
Netflix acquired the rights from Legendary and pitched the film to Sandler as Netflix signed Zagar on.
Sandler received acclaimed for his latest performance in the 2019 film Uncut Gems which earned him a Spirit Award and caused fans upset as he was snubbed for an Oscar.
Zagar’s We the Animals in 2018 was his last biggest project.
Sander, Zagar, James, and Springhill are repped by WME. Zagar is also repped by Untitled Entertainment.
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